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Goethe University Frankfurt a.M.
Max-von-Laue-Str. 9
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Colloquium SFB 807

Biocenter / Campus Riedberg, Max-von-Laue-Str. 9, Frankfurt a.M.


Colloquium Winter 2015/2016


Mon 21.03.2016 - Prof. Dr. Daniel Lingwood, Harvard Medical School, Boston / USA:
Atom-scale modulation of vaccine immunogenicity.

Wed 10.02.2016 - special seminarDr. Mikhail A. Kudryashev, MPI of Biophysics, Frankfurt/M: Approaches to study glutamate receptors by cryo-EM.

Wed 27.01.2016 - Prof. Dr. Simon Newstead, University of Oxford / UK: Structural basis of proton coupled transport in the PTR family of peptide/nitrate transporters.

Thu 26.11.2015 - Prof. Dr. Thorben Cordes, University of Groningen / The Netherlands:

Dynamic structural biology: tools for mechanistic understanding of membrane transporters.

Wed 11.11.2015 - Prof. Dr. Gerhard Thiel, TU Darmstadt: Learning by building:
what we learn on  K+ channel function by engineering complex channels from simple units.

Wed 28.10.2015 - Prof. Dr. Ulrike Alexiev, FU Berlin: New fluorescence based tools for the analysis of protein function and biomolecular interactions in cells and tissue.



Colloquium Summer 2015


Tue 22.09.2015 - BMRZ & SFB 807 Lecture by Prof. Dr. Jens Meiler, Vanderbilt University, Nashville / USA: Membrane protein structure determination integrating limited experimental data.

Wed 02.09.2015 - Prof. Dr. Janet Wood, University of Guelph / Canada:
The osmosensory mechanism of Escherichia coli transporter ProP.

Wed 08.07.2015 - Prof. Dr. Bert Poolman, University of Groningen / The Netherlands:
Bacterial cell volume regulation and traffic & translocation in crowded environments.

Wed 10.06.2015 - Prof. Dr. João Morais Cabral, IBMC Porto, Portugal: The molecular mechanism of ligand activation in a potassium transporter involved in osmotic adaptation.

Wed 27.05.2015 - Prof. Dr. Bettina Böttcher, University of Edinburgh / United Kingdom:
Structural studies on the mechanosensitive channel YNAI.

Wed 13.05.2015 - special seminarDr. Gerhard Hummer, MPI of Biophysics, Frankfurt/M.:
Molecular simulation of protein dynamics and function”.

Wed 06.05.2015 - Rolf Sammet-Lecture 2015 by Wolfgang Baumeister,
MPI Biochemistry: The Challenge of doing Structural Biology in situ.

Wed 29.04.2015 - Prof. Dr. David Gadsby, The Rockefeller University, New York / USA:
Nucleotide-binding domain motions during gating in CFTR channels, the ABC proteins whose dysfunction causes cystic fibrosis.

Wed 22.04.2015 - Prof. Dr. Akihito Yamaguchi, Osaka University / Japan:
Structural basis of bacterial multidrug efflux transport.

Wed 15.04.2015 - Joint Seminar SFB 807 & MPI of Biophysics -
Prof. Dr. Tobias Moser, MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen: 
Biophysics of hearing: from calcium channels and temperature-sensitive proteins in hair cells to optogenetic hearing restoration.



Colloquium Winter 2014/2015


Mon 30.03.2015 - Dr. Arne Möller, Aarhus University / Denmark:
A direct view on nano-machines: EM-based analysis of dynamic macromolecules.

Wed 04.03.2015 - Prof. Dr. Peter Schu, Universität Göttingen: Regulation of Cell-Cell communication by the family of AP-1 complexes in development and synaptic signaling.

Mon 02.02.2015 - BMRZ & SFB 807 Lecture - 
Dr. Klaus Gawrisch, National Institute of Health, Bethesda / USA:
Interaction of lipids, ligands and water with integral membrane proteins studied by NMR.

Wed 14.01.2015 - Prof. Dr. Nathan Alder, University of Connecticut / USA:
Mitochondrial protein and lipid trafficking.

Wed 10.12.2014 - Prof. Dr. Daniel Huster, Universität Leipzig: G protein-coupled receptors released from the crystal: Dynamic receptors and dynamic ligands.

Wed 26.11.2014 - Prof. Dr. Gebhard Schertler, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen / Switzerland: From the structure of GPCRs to personalized medicine.

Wed 29.10.2014 - Prof. Dr. Antoine van Oijen, Groningen University / Netherlands: 
Single-molecule biophysics in the membrane: Transport across the membrane and viral fusion.



Colloquium Summer 2014


Fri 19.09.2014 - BMRZ & SFB 807 LectureProf. Dr. Mei Hong, MIT Boston / USA:
Structure, dynamics and mechanism of ion-conducting and curvature-inducing viral membrane proteins from solid-state NMR spectroscopy.

Wed 16.07.2014 - Prof. Dr. Martin Caffrey, Trinity College Dublin / Ireland: Multifarious roles for the lipidic mesophase in structure-function studies of integral membrane proteins.

Wed 02.07.2014 - special seminarJun. Prof. Dr. Nina Morgner, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt: ATPases and their c-rings: stoichiometry and function.

Wed 18.06.2014 - Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Stamou, University of Copenhagen / Denmark:
Individual vesicles in technology and biology.

Thu 12.06.2014 - Dr. Thomas Wollert, Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried:
How to make an autophagosome - membrane remodeling in autophagy.

Wed 28.05.2014 - Prof. Dr. Sepp D. Kohlwein, University of Graz / Austria: Keeping membrane and storage lipids in balance: deciphering the metabolic flux of fatty acids.

Thu 08.05.2014 - Prof. Dr. Christoph Thiele, Universität Bonn:
Cellular organization of neutral lipid synthesis.

Wed 07.05.2014 - Prof. Dr. Ismael Mingarro, University of Valencia / Spain:
From plant virus transport to protein folding: What’s the membrane’s role?

Fri 25.04.2014 - Dr. Christoph Thomas, Stanford University / USA:
Structural basis of ligand discrimination by the type I interferon receptor.

Wed 23.04.2014 - Institute of Molecular Biosciences & SFB 807 Joint Seminar:
Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Silhavy, Princeton University / USA:
Outer membrane biogenesis in Gram-negative bacteria.

Tue 22.04.2014 - Dr. Simon Trowitzsch, EMBL Grenoble / France:
Structure and assembly of TFIID sub complexes.



Colloquium Winter 2013/2014


Fri 21.03.2014 - Dr. Maike Bublitz, Aarhus University, Denmark:
Lessons from a molecular flip-book: Structural dynamics of the muscle's calcium pump.

Wed 19.03.2014 - Dr. Andreas Förster, Imperial College London / UK:
Coevolution of the ATPase ClpV and TssB/TssC sheath distinguishes two classes of type VI secretion systems.

Wed 12.02.2014 - Dr. Dominik Barthelme, Cambridge University, Boston / USA:
The Cdc48-20S proteasome: A new paradigm in protein homeostasis and quality control.

Wed 29.01.2014 - Prof. Dr. Harald Kolmar, TU Darmstadt: From nano to pico:
shark antibodies, peptides and COSS particles to target human disease.

Thu 16.01.2014 - Dr. Tommi Kajander, University of Helsinki / Finland:
The structure and mechanism of Na+/Hpumping membrane pyrophosphatases.

Wed 18.12.2013 - Prof. Dr. Jean-Michel Jault, IBS Grenoble / France:
Intrinsic flexibility of bacterial multidrug ABC transporters.

Wed 04.12.2013 - Prof. Dr. Kirsten Jung, LMU München:
Control of stimulus response by translation elongation factor P.

Tue 03.12.2013 - Dr. Matthias Zebisch, University of Oxford / UK:
Structural insight into regulation of cell-cell communication by extracellular nucleotides and Wnt morphogenetic proteins.

Wed 20.11.2013 - Prof. Dr. Michael Overduin, University of Birmingham / UK:
Structural basis of trafficking and signalling on dynamic eukaryotic and prokaryotic membrane surfaces.

Thu 14.11.2013 - Joint Seminar CEF/BMLS & SFB 902/SFB 807 -
Prof. Dr. Roland Beckmann, LMU München: Structural studies on eukaryotic ribosome rescue, translation termination and recycling. 

Thu 24.10.2013 - Prof. Dr. Manuel Palacin, IRB Barcelona / Spain:
Heteromeric amino acid transporters.



Colloquium Summer 2013


Wed 10.07.2013 - Dr. Mario Schelhaas, Universität Münster: Probing membrane transport and remodelling with viruses - many roads lead to the nucleus.

Fri 05.07.2013 - Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Junge, Universität Osnabrück:
Multifarious Molecular Bioenergetics.

Fri 14.06.2013 - Prof. Dr. Shimon Schuldiner, Hebrew University of Jerusalem / Israel:
Alternate Access in the Vesicular Monoamine Transporter VMAT2.

Tue 11.06.2013 - special seminarProf. Dr. Mike Heilemann, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt: In vitro and in vivo studies of membrane proteins at a single molecule level, and Dr. Inga Hänelt, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt: Transport mechanism of the archaeal glutamate transporter homologue GltPh; insight from tryptophan fluorescence, EPR and single molecule FRET studies.

Fri 07.06.2013 - Dr. Ilya Levental, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Medical School / USA: Greasing their way - structural and post-translational determinants of protein partitioning to membrane rafts.

Wed 05.06.2013 - Prof. Dr. Kirill Alexandrov, University of Queensland / Australia:

Synthetic sensing and signaling transduction cascades based on artificial auto inhibited proteases.

Wed 15.05.2013 - Joint SFB 902 & SFB 807 Seminar - Rolf Sammet Lecture 2013 by
Prof. Dr. Helmut Grubmüller, Göttingen: tRNA translocation through the ribosome:
X-ray + cryo electron microscopy + atomistic simulation.

Mon 13.05.2013 - Prof. Dr. Ira Mellman, Genentech, San Francisco & UCSF / USA:
Dendritic cell endosomes are specialized platforms for microbial sensing.

Thu 25.04.2013 - Joint CEF & SFB 807 Seminar - 
Prof. Dr. Robert Stroud, University of California San Francisco / USA: 
Transmembrane transport of divalent ions across membranes.

Thu 18.04.2013 - Prof. Dr. Eitan Bibi, Weizmann Institute of Science / Israel:
Tricky relationships between the multi drug transporter MdfA and divalent cationic drugs.

Wed 17.04.2013 - Prof. Dr. Jean-Luc Popot, CNRS & Université Paris-7 / France:
Amphipols: versatile tools to stabilize and study membrane proteins in aqueous solutions.

Wed 10.04.2013 - Jun. Prof. Dr. Sandro Keller, TU Kaiserslautern:

Reconstitution and folding of membrane proteins: case studies on KcsA and Mistic.



Colloquium Winter 2012/2013


Wed 27.03.2013 - Dr. Martin Beck, EMBL Heidelberg: Cell type-specific nuclear pores:
A case in point for context-dependent stoichiometry of molecular machines.

Thu 21.03.2013 - CEF & SFB 807 Joint Seminar
Prof. Dr. Kaspar Locher, ETH Zürich / Switzerland: Structures and reaction mechanism of the ABC transporter BtuCD-F catalyzing vitamin B12 uptake into E. coli.

Wed 06.03.2013 - Dr. Edward Lemke, EMBL Heidelberg:
Tools do decipher protein plasticity at the single molecule level.

Wed 13.02.2013 - Prof. Dr. Rainer Hedrich, Universität Würzburg:
Non-Animal-Excitement: New insights into the Darwin plant.

Wed 12.12.2012 - Prof. Dr. Lan Guan, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center / USA: Molecular Mechanism of the Na+/Sugar Symport by Melibiose Permease.

Wed 28.11.2012 - Dr. Volker Busskamp, Harvard Medical School, Boston / USA:
Manipulating, repairing and rebuilding neural tissues.

Thu 08.11.2012 - Prof. Dr. Eduardo Perozo, University of Chicago / USA:
Structural basis of voltage dependent gating.

Wed 31.10.2012 - Dr. Simon Alberti, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden: Self-organizing macromolecular collectives in the cytoplasm: from molecular mechanism to function.

Wed 17.10.2012 - Prof. Dr. Peter Cresswell, Yale University / USA:
Viperin, HCMV infection, and membrane biogenesis.



Colloquium Summer 2012


Thu 27.09.2012 - Dr. Grégory Verdon, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York / USA:
Conformational intermediates of a glutamate transporter homolog.

Tue 10.07.2012 - Prof. Dr. Hartmut Lücke, University of California, Irvine, CA / USA:
The crystal structure of proteorhodopsin.

Wed 23.05.2012 - Prof. Dr. Henry Chapman, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY and University of Hamburg:
Diffraction before Destruction: Imaging Macromolecules with X-ray lasers.

Wed 09.05.2012 - Prof. Dr. Ulrik Gether, University of Copenhagen / Denmark:
Molecular function and cellular regulation of cocaine-sensitive neurotransmitter transporters.

Wed 11.04.2012 - Prof. Dr. William R. Skach, Oregon Health & Science University / USA:
Role of the Sec61 translocon during polytopic membrane protein folding.